Summer is here! This is obvious from the number of people on our beaches, cliffs and piers. To me, this really is a sign that summer has arrived! West Sweden offers a broad range of different places to swim, with everything from long, soft beaches by a lake to warm, smooth cliffs by the sea. Continue reading…
Now anyone who loves food from West Sweden and locally produced ingredients can take a culinary road trip from the archipelago of Gothenburg to Göta Canal. The just over 200 kilometres between the restaurants Pensionat Styrsö Skäret and Norrqvarn in Lyrestad are lined by small-scale and organic food producers and farm shops.
When I think of fast food, I usually think of burger chains and pizza restaurants. This type of food can be enjoyable once in a while, or for convenience. The Food Truck trend and a broader range of instant meals have now reached Gothenburg, and this is obviously something we greet with open arms, rumbling tummies and curious taste buds.
” Then, when things are worst and nothing helps the tree’s buds break as in rejoicing, then, when no fear holds back any longer, down in glitter go the twig’s drops plunging, forget that they were frightened by the new, forget their fear before the flight unfurled –feel for a second their greatest safety, rest in that trust that creates the world.” (translation by David McDuff)
Time to discover the Grebbestad Oyster that confidently takes its place among the best in the World. When the Nordic Oyster Opening Championships were held for the tenth time, this uncooked delicacy helped turn the harbour area at the centre of Grebbestad fishing village into a great celebration.
Ingrid Bergman is considered one of the world’s greatest female film stars of all times and gained icon status after starring against Humphrey Bogart in the film Casablanca, where she uttered the often misquoted line”- Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By.” This year, Ingrid Bergman would have celebrated her 100th birthday (on the 29 August) and her strong bonds to Bohuslän is the reason why we celebrate her here, with exhibitions and guided walks in her footsteps. All lights on Ingrid!
Gothenburg-based Icebug is challenging the giants on the international footwear market. And what could be a more appropriate name for its CEO and co-founder than David. David Ekelund and his staff challenge the shoe-Goliaths of this world every day. On the 4-6 September it is again time for the IcebugXperience. The race that is more than a running competition.
On April 1st, the outdoor seating areas in Gothenburg opened for the season – a sure sign that spring has arrived and an opportunity to enjoy a nice meal, a cup of coffee, or perhaps just a few drinks in good company. Gothenburg has many different types of venues. Here are my personal favourites among the ones that offer outdoor seating.
According to the criteria of the White Guide, whether a visit to a coffee shop is enjoyable depends on the quality of the drinks, bakery items on offer (including sandwiches), service, as well as the setting and ambience. No less than 51 coffee shops in Gothenburg and West Sweden are included in the White Guide 2014. Would you like to know which ones? Below is a small sample – all are definitely worth a visit!
There is no mistaking the warm spring winds. Slowly but surely they push aside the cold winter air, leaving that very familiar feeling we all know, but few of us can describe in words. One day, spring is simply upon us, with the promise of more light and a greener landscape. The birds are twittering optimistically and the buds on the bare, brown trees burst into leaves. To me personally, spring has for the last few years also involved a sense of longing, and of happiness, to yet again be able to step into the magical landscape of Munkängarna, on the mountain of Kinnekulle, where the forest is completely taken over by Ramson at this time of the year. I am ridiculously infatuated with ramson. In the early part of spring it forms a green carpet on the forest floor, towards the end of the flowering season it turns into a white layer that covers the ground like snow. It is wondrous and magical.